Chiltern Victoria Australia :: Festival and Events

Chiltern's Star Theatre Classic Movie Nights

Our Australian Movie nights are back again!

“Dirty Deeds” (2002) MA15+

Saturday 8th April at 6.45pm
Stars Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, Sam Neill, Sam Worthington

It is 1969 and business is booming for Barry Ryan, a Sydney crime boss. But things get a bit complicated- personally and professionally –when the Chicago Mafia come to town and try to muscle their way in. Ryan soon finds himself fending off the trigger-happy "yanks", outback-style, while also contending with his feisty wife, needy mistress, and a crooked cop. It's fast, funny and full of action.

We welcome our Guest Speaker Andrew Banks, a former Victorian Police Sergeant. He was initially trained as a Crime Scene Photographer and then progressed to a Crime Scene Examiner position. He served a total of 16 years at the State Forensic Science Laboratory. The Laboratory was responsible for major crime investigations across the state.


“The Bounty” 1984 PG

Saturday 26th August at 6.45pm
Starring Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins. Daniel Day Lewis, Liam Neeson

This is an action packed adventure tale retelling the story of the "Mutiny on the Bounty. "  
Hopkins stars as William Bligh, the sea captain who in 1789, steered ‘The Bounty’ on the long journey to Tahiti. Mel Gibson stars as Fletcher Christian, the leader of the mutineers.

(William Bligh was later appointed Governor of the Colony of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corp. His actions directed against the trade resulted in the so-called Rum Rebellion )


Later in the year we are planning to show the film...

“The True Story of Spit McPhee”

Stars Philip Hancock, Sir John Mills, Elspeth Ballantyne, Rebecca Smart, Ray Meagher, & Paul Chubb.

Made in CHILTERN in 1987 and shown on Channel 9 as a 4 part TV mini series. Marcus Cole, who was the Director, will be our guest speaker. "When young Spit McPhee came to live with his grandfather, the people of the Australian country town of St. Helens feared for his future. For Fyfe McPhee was a crazy old man. Barefoot Spit had to fend for himself along the riverbank where they lived - and when old Fyfe died after one of his 'turns', a fierce battle to decide Spit's destiny begins”.


Booking Details

Bookings essential by Thursday Evening - for catering purposes.
Numbers can be from 20 to 100! So early bookings appreciated!

We have an Early-bird concession price of $25 if booking and payment is received by the Wednesday prior to the film night. Payment can be made at Chiltern Post office or by Direct Deposit
BSB 063 744 CBA Account Number 10029531 Name Chiltern Rutherglen Continuing Education.
Please include your name & Film in reference line

Pay on night cost is $28
includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper
or come along at 8 pm for film showing without BBQ tea - $15. Children half price. 

Cost includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8 pm for film showing etc. Without BBQ tea - $15. Children half price.

All bookings and enquiries to Lois Hotson – Ph 03 57 261 358 | Email: or
Emma & Matt at the Chiltern Post Office


Other Programs which we hope will be of interest:

with Diane Thomas

Saturday 17th Jund or Sunday 18th June
9.15 to 3.30pm at Rutherglen High School. BYO Lunch

Cost: $120 for the day course includes all ingredients, supplies & workshop notes

It’s a hands-on, fun cheese making workshop. Learn how to create delicious cheeses in your own home. Learn several basic cheese making techniques. It is not a difficult process and does not require a lot of equipment.

Make Blue Cheese OR Swiss style cheese as the main cheese. Two other cheeses to be made on the day could be Labne, Paneer, Quarg, Mascarpone, Ricotta cheese, cream cheese or sour cream.
Please register your interest and let us know the type of cheeses you would like to make as well as the preferred day.


“Craft workshops”
with Fiona VanderWeyde


Simple books, basketry, felting, garden sculpture, water colour painting

Register your interest !

Bookings & enquiries for any programs can be confirmed with Lois Hotson – Ph 03 57 261 358
Or contact : Emma & Matt at Chiltern Post Office